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How to Clean Crayon From an LCD Screen TV

Updated March 23, 2017

Children love colouring. Unfortunately, some love colouring on just about anything and sometimes everything. They get a crayon, and away they go--all over the walls, refrigerator and even your precious LCD TV screen. Even though LCD screens are very sensitive, the surface is plastic. Therefore, there are a few tricks to take those crayon scribbles right off.

Use the proper cleaning solution. To clean plastic, the Crayola website recommends using W-40 and then wiping it off with a clean damp cloth. Isopropyl alcohol solution of no more than 50 per cent should also work to get those crayon marks off.

Use the proper cloth. To clean your LCD surface, use a 100 per cent cotton or microfiber cloth. Do not use paper towels. You can also try an electronic cleaning wipe, available at most stores where computers or televisions are sold.

Be gentle. Do not push down when wiping with a cloth, you may harm your screen. If the wax of the crayon comes off but not the mark, try lightly scratching it with your fingernail, but be careful not to scratch the screen.

Warning

If the crayon was pushed down hard onto your screen, your screen may already be damaged, so don't force it to come off because you may make it worse. Do not use glass cleaner.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleaning solution (W-40 or isopropyl alcohol)
  • Cotton or microfiber cloth or electronic cleaning wipe
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About the Author

Larry Amon has been working in the computer field for more than 10 years and has experience writing scripts, instructional articles and political commentary. He has been published online, as well as in "NRB Magazine" and "Delmarva Youth & Family." He started a nonprofit media organization in 2000.